TEAM SAN MANUEL YAMAHA’S JOSH HILL
FINISHES 2010 SUPERCROSS SEASON SIXTH
ROUND 17 – SAM BOYD STADIUM, LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 8th
LOS ANGELES, CA – The 17th and final round of the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, took place Saturday night before a sold out crowd in Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium. Despite his 17th place finish, Hill still finishes the 2010 season in sixth place overall. Teammate James Stewart has not yet been cleared to ride and remains under Doctor's supervision as he continues rehab and physical therapy on his right wrist.
A solid start in Heat Race 1 had Hill running in second place until a slip on a fast straight away took him down. Forced into the Last Chance Qualifier, Hill took a smooth win for the transfer spot to the Main Event. In the Main, a not-so-fortunate gate pick made it difficult for Hill to get a good start and the hard, slick track played havoc with Hill's lines. Managing to keep things in check for a good part of the 20-lap race, Hill finished 17th and ended the 2010 season sixth overall, with 233 championship points.
Hill had this to say post-race, “Despite the ups and downs this was a great season in my pro career! Like I've said before, I have had some of my best races this season. I have learned so much and owe so much to Larry Brooks and Team San Manuel! Thanks again to San Manuel, Yamaha and all of my sponsors - FOX, DC and Dragon for a great 2010.”
Team Manuel Yamaha Highlights / Las Vegas, NV - Round 17 -
James Stewart - Did Not Race
Josh Hill Race Finish – 17th
Josh Hill – Heat 1 – 18th LCQ - 1st
James Stewart - Season to Date: 1 win; 1-3rd; 1-15th
Josh Hill - Season to Date: 4-2nd; 1-3rd; 1-5th; 4-6th; 2-9th; 1-10th; 1-13th; 1-17th; 2-19th
James Stewart - Championship Points - 51
Josh Hill - Championship Points - 233